Assistant Vice President -Communications Strategist, Corporate Communications - New York - 16003BR

Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $4.4 billion in 2018, employs approximately 13,100 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 42 countries. Further information is available at
Moody’s Shared Services are the front line professionals including Finance, Technology, Legal, Compliance and Human Resources, that operationally support our business units. Exceptional Shared Services teams are vital to the international success of our business.


As part of Moody’s Corporate Communications group, the AVP, Communications Strategist will sit within the Global Communications team as an integral part of Moody’s Shared Services, the branch of Moody’s responsible for providing professional services to support the success of our global MIS & MA businesses in one of the following departments:

Job Description

The AVP, Corporate Communication Strategist will develop and execute internal and external communications strategies to support legal and regulatory corporate communications matters.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic thinking: Develops and executes communications strategies to support a variety of corporate, reputational and regulatory initiatives.
  • Relationship management: Interfaces with and supports global internal partners including Legal, Global Public Affairs, HR and others.
  • Alignment: Develops positioning and messaging in alignment with communications and corporate objectives.
  • Strategic insight: provides an external communications viewpoint/perspective to internal stakeholders. Provides guidance and recommendations on communications considerations for various issues.

  • Manages inbound media inquiries for corporate communications issues and develops responses in coordination with internal stakeholders.
  • Conducts media outreach for relevant topics. Builds and maintains media relationships.
  • Develops intranet articles and posts, press releases, social media content, byline articles and other materials as needed.
  • Contributes to global crisis communications planning and responses, including strategic recommendations and content.
  • Develops and maintains media lists and databases for media outreach. Supports internal reporting activities.


  • Undergraduate degree.
  • A minimum of 5-7 years of experience in communications, public relations, and/or journalism.
  • Experience with legal and regulatory communications, especially in a corporate/financial services environment.
  • Exceptional writing, editing and verbal communication skills. Experience
  • developing internal and external communications materials.
  • Strong positive attitude, with sense of self-motivation and accountability.
  • Adaptable, flexible, and open to change.
  • Strong technical/computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and SharePoint Software.
  • English fluency/proficiency is essential; an additional language is helpful.
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